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Memorial BrainWorks ‘Grandbuddies’ program wins mental fitness award

The Grandbuddies program pairs fourth graders with older adults to learn about brain health.
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 11, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

SOUTH BEND — The Memorial BrainWorks Grandbuddies program received a 2013 MindAlert Award in the “Mental Fitness Programs for the General Population of Older Adults” category from the American Society on Aging, with support from the MetLife Foundation. The award will be presented at the National Forum on Brain Health Friday at the American Society on Aging Conference. Through the Grandbuddies program, fourth graders are paired with older adults to spend a year together learning more about their brain. The program incorporates learning the importance of brain health lifestyle activities for all ages. The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs for older adults developed by nonprofit organizations.



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